Alexander Herrmann

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Full NameAlexander Herrmann
Stage NameHerrmann the Great
Date of BirthFebruary 10, 1844
Place of BirthParis, France
Date of DeathDecember 17, 1896
Place of DeathEllicottville, New York, U.S.
OccupationMagician, illusionist
SpouseAdelaide Herrmann (Queen of Magic), also a magician
Family Background– Youngest of sixteen children to Samuel Herrmann and Anna Sarah (Meyer) Herrmann
– Samuel Herrmann was a part-time magician and full-time physician
Notable Events– Samuel Herrmann was a favorite of the Sultan of Turkey, who sent for him often
– Napoleon reportedly wanted Samuel Herrmann to perform for him and gave him a gold watch as a gift
– Samuel Herrmann retired from magic around 1860

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